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« Reply #2205 on: December 07, 2011, 12:43:52 PM »

Well, I won't leave you guys hanging for too long. The difference between the Elephants in Africa and the Elephants in Alabama is this: in Alabama, the Tuscaloosa!

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« Reply #2206 on: December 07, 2011, 12:56:26 PM »

Well, I won't leave you guys hanging for too long. The difference between the Elephants in Africa and the Elephants in Alabama is this: in Alabama, the Tuscaloosa!
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« Reply #2207 on: December 07, 2011, 02:03:01 PM »

Well, I won't leave you guys hanging for too long. The difference between the Elephants in Africa and the Elephants in Alabama is this: in Alabama, the Tuscaloosa!
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« Reply #2208 on: December 07, 2011, 02:31:29 PM »

Well, I won't leave you guys hanging for too long. The difference between the Elephants in Africa and the Elephants in Alabama is this: in Alabama, the Tuscaloosa!

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« Reply #2209 on: December 07, 2011, 09:39:17 PM »

Tim Tebow Debate: Bill Cosby Chimes In

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« Reply #2210 on: December 07, 2011, 09:47:38 PM »

Watching the Flyers- Sabres game.    Smiley
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« Reply #2211 on: December 07, 2011, 09:54:47 PM »

Watching the Flyers- Sabres game.    Smiley

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« Reply #2212 on: December 07, 2011, 10:03:13 PM »

Versus is changing to NBC Sports pretty soon. Wonder if it'll be any better.  Smiley
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« Reply #2213 on: December 07, 2011, 10:29:22 PM »

Versus is changing to NBC Sports pretty soon. Wonder if it'll be any better.  Smiley

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« Reply #2214 on: December 08, 2011, 09:51:12 PM »

I hope that the Patriots beat the Redskins this weekend.
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« Reply #2215 on: December 09, 2011, 12:20:38 AM »

I hope that the Patriots beat the Redskins this weekend.

I could beat the redskins this weekend.
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« Reply #2216 on: December 09, 2011, 01:55:00 AM »

The best player in Major League Baseball today is going to be an Angel.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/7330066/st-louis-cardinals-albert-pujols-join-los-angeles-angels

$254 million for 10 years, full no-trade clause
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« Reply #2217 on: December 09, 2011, 11:03:19 AM »

The best player in Major League Baseball today is going to be an Angel.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/7330066/st-louis-cardinals-albert-pujols-join-los-angeles-angels

$254 million for 10 years, full no-trade clause

Must be nice. I think that equates to him making around $68,000 a day!!
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« Reply #2218 on: December 09, 2011, 01:35:13 PM »

I think the move to the AL is relatively shrewd, either on his part or his agent's.  The day will likely come in the next ten years when his body is no longer up to the day-to-day grind of being a first baseman.  With the Angels, he can easily move to the DH role.  And back again.  Continuously (or repeatedly, perhaps) if necessary, avoiding potential trips to the DL.
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« Reply #2219 on: December 09, 2011, 04:03:31 PM »

They will be showing one Super Rugby match a week on FSC next year! Cheesy
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« Reply #2220 on: December 09, 2011, 04:50:15 PM »

They will be showing one Super Rugby match a week on FSC next year! Cheesy

Awesome!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2221 on: December 10, 2011, 01:04:39 AM »

Terrible day for the Portland Trail Blazers and their fans.

No. 1 draft pick center Greg Oden has had a setback in his bid to return to the NBA after missing all of the last two years to knee injuries.

Power forward LaMarcus Aldridge underwent a procedure to correct a recurrence of a problem with his heart's electrical wiring and will probably miss his first few games.

And most devastating: The Blazers' most popular player, all-star shooting guard Brandon Roy, has announced his retirement at age 27 after losing all the meniscus in both his knees to repeated knee surgeries. (His doctor told him that if he continued playing basketball, he may not be able to walk at all later in life. I believe Sandy Koufax was similarly encouraged to retire in his prime after developing arthritis in his pitching elbow.)

These three players were supposed to be the heart of the Blazers' revival after years of being nicknamed the Jail Blazers.
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« Reply #2222 on: December 10, 2011, 01:40:32 PM »

The best player in Major League Baseball today is going to be an Angel.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/7330066/st-louis-cardinals-albert-pujols-join-los-angeles-angels

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A Cardinal becoming an Angel? Theologically impossible.
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« Reply #2223 on: December 10, 2011, 02:47:32 PM »

A Cardinal becoming an Angel? Theologically impossible.
Nice!

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« Reply #2224 on: December 10, 2011, 02:53:38 PM »

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Nice!

I tried to come up with an appropriate quip and failed.  I was even close, sorta hovering around the edges when I realized I could use Dominican.  But I couldn't close the deal!  Sir, I submit to your superior intellect.  Well done!
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« Reply #2225 on: December 10, 2011, 02:57:34 PM »

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« Reply #2226 on: December 11, 2011, 03:33:28 AM »

Congratulations to Robert Griffin III and Baylor University on winning the Heisman Trophy! RG3 is certainly a worthy and deserving recipient. I'm disappointed that Trent Richardson didn't win, and I still believe that Trent is the best player in college football. But after last year's travesty, it's great to see dignity and class restored the Heisman Trophy. A proud day for RG3 and Baylor University!


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« Reply #2227 on: December 11, 2011, 08:28:21 PM »

Bears 10; Broncos 13.

DENVER -- Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to another comeback victory, with Matt Prater's 51-yard field goal with 8:34 left in overtime giving the Denver Broncos a 13-10 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

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« Reply #2228 on: December 11, 2011, 08:43:46 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
I believe in the Tim Tebow miracle yo, I seen two miraculous Denver endings with my own eyes this season, let alone the evangelic reports in the sports pages! Tebow be popping out surprise wins like apparations of Our Lady on random Los Angeles food..



 Especially since he and our  good Lord just gave my Falcons a half game lead over the Bears in the wild card race, when a Matt Ryan miracle of their own got them a must-win over Carolina to stay in the play-offs. See if Ryan could clinch those fourth quarters like Tebow Atlanta wouldn't be in such a struggling position.  But God is good, even to football as trivial and distracting as it may be Smiley

Go Ravens.  Ravens Niners Superbowl

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YALL BETTER BE GOING TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY...MISSION FROM GOD RIGHT HERE
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Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
I believe in the Tim Tebow miracle yo, I seen two miraculous Denver endings with my own eyes this season, let alone the evangelic reports in the sports pages! Tebow be popping out surprise wins like apparations of Our Lady on random Los Angeles food..



 Especially since he and our  good Lord just gave my Falcons a half game lead over the Bears in the wild card race, when a Matt Ryan miracle of their own got them a must-win over Carolina to stay in the play-offs. See if Ryan could clinch those fourth quarters like Tebow Atlanta wouldn't be in such a struggling position.  But God is good, even to football as trivial and distracting as it may be Smiley

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« Reply #2231 on: December 11, 2011, 10:22:48 PM »

In Louisiana, they say "Geaux Tim Tebeaux".
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« Reply #2232 on: December 12, 2011, 11:53:42 AM »

Just have to put in a good word for the best fourth quarter quarterback in the NFL this season and it's NOT Tim Tebow!  Three cheers for the little bro - Eli Manning and the G-men!  - not to mention one of the most exciting young defensive ends in the league JP-P! Go Giants!
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« Reply #2233 on: December 12, 2011, 01:01:57 PM »

Go Giants!  Grin
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« Reply #2234 on: December 12, 2011, 01:11:24 PM »

Notes the quiet from celticfan1988 after his beloved Real Madrid lost another classico to Barcelona.

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He's 7-1 as a starting QB, and his Broncos currently sit in first place atop the AFC West.

Why? Because "all he does is win."

It is not funny anymore. It is not ironic. It simply is the truth.

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That will be put to the test this weekend against another guy noted for winning, Tom Brady.
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« Reply #2236 on: December 12, 2011, 02:11:58 PM »

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He's 7-1 as a starting QB, and his Broncos currently sit in first place atop the AFC West.

Why? Because "all he does is win."

It is not funny anymore. It is not ironic. It simply is the truth.

So much so, in fact, that Skip Bayless' endless praise for the NFL's most popular man has now become a hit mash-up thanks to DJ Steve Porter.
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The theme, of course, is winning—because Tim Tebow doesn't know how to do anything else.

That will be put to the test this weekend against another guy noted for winning, Tom Brady.

NE will bring Tebow and the Broncs back down to earth.
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« Reply #2237 on: December 12, 2011, 02:28:41 PM »

Hallelujah! The liberal case for Tim Tebow

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In other words we don’t hate Tebow because he has faith, we hate him because we’re afraid his won-loss record might convert us. That’s scary! It’s not enough that he has setting back the game of football 50 years, according to the purists, but he also can change water into wine?! Hide the children, Tebow’s coming, and he’s bringing the Lord with him. We can shrug off the Jehovah’s Witnesses at the door, but woe betide the man who tries to deny Tebow....
 
But wait — why I am using the word “we?” I certainly don’t hate Tim Tebow. I love the guy! And I avow this love even as I struggle for dear life to hold on to my credentials as a card-carrying liberal skeptic. Sure, if Tim Tebow was running for political office, I find it very difficult to imagine that I would vote for him. But his relationship with his Savior doesn’t prevent me from thrilling to the passion and competitive intensity he brings to the game of football. When Billick exclaimed at the look in Tebow’s eyes, he was just seeing something that Gator fans have known since day one — behind all the pretty talk about God, Tebow is flat-out ferocious. I want him in my foxhole.
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« Reply #2238 on: December 12, 2011, 02:55:16 PM »

Not to be all picky, but it is only his first pro season. I hope he really does live up to all the things they're saying about him. Still, give him a few years and then see if he's still the same way- then you can call him one of the greats. Until then, he's just good.
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He's 7-1 as a starting QB, and his Broncos currently sit in first place atop the AFC West.

Why? Because "all he does is win."

It is not funny anymore. It is not ironic. It simply is the truth.

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The theme, of course, is winning—because Tim Tebow doesn't know how to do anything else.

That will be put to the test this weekend against another guy noted for winning, Tom Brady.

NE will bring Tebow and the Broncs back down to earth.

Not really, because we and probably they already expect to lose to the Patriots, but look at how close the Redskins game was? So really, who knows? The good thing about Denver isn't Tebow, its how the entire team and franchise have come together behind his leadership, and they function as a team.  Tebow is the first to admit it isn't his special talent that is carrying the team, where as Eli Manning was crying earlier this season why he isn't in the sports pages like Drew Brees or Tom Brady in the considerations for best quarterback ever (duh, hello Eli, have you seen how the Giants are last NFL across the stat sheet this season?) Quite an ego there among all the big QBs this season, it is getting ridiculous.  Tebow is humble for a 7-1 starting QB, I couldn't imagine other players in the same position giving away so much of the credit, I couldn't imagine a team that was doing as bad as Denver coming around and looking solid about a play-off berth.  Will Denver be the Seahawks long-shot of this season like their 7-9 appearance last year?

Also, I think the media especially is simply making way to much a deal of Tebow's expressions of faith (though I do appreciate the attention it has given Jesus in the NFL, which is why I like when Troy Polamalu talks about his Orthodox conversion it puts our faith on the "big stage") because most players give credit and thanks to God in their interviews and post-game wrap ups, in fact, that is a staple of the NFL.  I will grant that Tebow has been a bit more elaborate in his expressions of faith, but prayer on the field by players is hardly uncommon, what is different is the replay cameras are specifically looking for moments when they catch Tebow praying.  This can be a good thing though, if folks can see that prayer is the way to go, not because it gives you the wins, but because we should put our trust in God in all matters, and the way Tebow puts his faith into his career, I also stop and pray before I go into work, and say prayers all day long at work to get through the day, and many Americans need to learn to put their faith back in prayer in God, not because it is a magic spell or a geenie in the bottle which gets the win or the job accomplished, but because we should always turn to God first in all matters, successes and failures, wins and loses, good times and bad. Sure Tebow could tone it down a bit, but why should he? If NFL guys can steal the spotlight because of their inflated egos, their high salaries, or because of their unlawful after-hours activities, surely this guy can represent his faith  in that same light Smiley



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« Reply #2240 on: December 12, 2011, 05:49:16 PM »

In Louisiana, they say "Geaux Tim Tebeaux".

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« Reply #2241 on: December 13, 2011, 09:41:47 AM »

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ST. LOUIS (RNS) As members of The Gathering began to hear of the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments after Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols had signed a $254 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, they decided to act.
 
“We heard people were burning their Pujols jerseys, and someone said, ‘Why don’t we ask them to donate the jerseys, and we’ll give them away?’” said the Rev. Matt Miofsky, the pastor of the United Methodist church.
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“Don’t burn those Pujols jerseys!” read the church’s Facebook status update. “Bring them to The Gathering United Methodist Church—during business hours and on Sunday.” On Friday, a church tweet went out: “Don’t burn that Pujols T-shirt or jersey! Bring it to 2105 McCausland. We’ll donate it to a charity in Anaheim. Seriously.”
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Melanie Merians of Covenant House of California, a shelter for homeless youths, said she was not sure whether her organization would distribute used Pujols jerseys to the teenagers it serves. “As much as possible, we try to get the kids new clothing that they can wear to job interviews,” she said.
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« Reply #2242 on: December 13, 2011, 12:31:47 PM »

Tebow is a Visigoth.

The name is found written in several various ways: Debow, Tebow, Thibaut, Thibout, etc.

All these forms derive from Thibault, a French form of the Visigothic Theobald, meaning "brave", "bold".
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« Reply #2243 on: December 13, 2011, 04:11:59 PM »

There are other people to talk about, you know.  Undecided
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« Reply #2244 on: December 13, 2011, 04:43:42 PM »

There are other people to talk about, you know.  Undecided
It's not just Tim Tebow. It's Team Tebow™.
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« Reply #2245 on: December 13, 2011, 07:16:06 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior jesus Christ!

I am glad that ESPN.com had an article pointing out correctly that is not just blessings or luck which are carrying the Broncos, its a tactic and skill.  I called it on Sunday, their strategy is the tortoise and the hare, Denver just grinds the defense all game until they wear em out by the fourth quarter, and then Denver has enough stamina to take the Win.  It is a simple tactic, and with the Broncos leading the NFL in rushing, it also is very effective.  The opposing teams defense has their work cut out for them, and so they inevitably get worn down by all that rushing, and when Tebow can run it even better then he can pass or hand it off, then realistically the defense has to watch EVERYBODY on the field, and it is clearly working out in Denver's favor.

I think everybody is hating on Tebow because he is demonstrating that you don't have to have Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers numbers to be a great, game winning quarterback, you just have to have heart, charisma, and leadership skills.  Tebow shows that all the NFL hype is just that, a hype machine, and players don't need to have NFL Madden 2012 video game numbers to succeed and even dominate!  Kudos to him, plus, he also shows that to get a Win is always just purely a matter of skill, it is also a good bit of luck combined, and that is letting the cat out of the bag for the Tom Bradys out there who want the fans to be duped into believing its all about personal skill and stat sheets..

also, what is up with the Lakers trading Lamar Odom? That brother was about the closest thing to Magic Johnson LA has had in twenty years!! What a shame, what a waste.  That brother had MORE heart then anyone except for Grant Hill, and he left LA because for some scandalous reason Odom is ALWAYS on the trading block, even though he started 30 games last season and had better numbers as a starter than Bynum or Gasol!!  Poor Odom, he is like Rodney Dangerfield of the Lakers, never got any respect! I was always angry with Laker fans for always throwing Odom out on the trade options, when he was the most consistent player Lakers have had in a long time.  Its Dallas' gain, and that hurts even worse! Those Mavs are the west-coast villain, and now they got LA's heart!

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« Reply #2246 on: December 13, 2011, 08:03:24 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior jesus Christ!

I am glad that ESPN.com had an article pointing out correctly that is not just blessings or luck which are carrying the Broncos, its a tactic and skill.  I called it on Sunday, their strategy is the tortoise and the hare, Denver just grinds the defense all game until they wear em out by the fourth quarter, and then Denver has enough stamina to take the Win.  It is a simple tactic, and with the Broncos leading the NFL in rushing, it also is very effective.  The opposing teams defense has their work cut out for them, and so they inevitably get worn down by all that rushing, and when Tebow can run it even better then he can pass or hand it off, then realistically the defense has to watch EVERYBODY on the field, and it is clearly working out in Denver's favor.

I think everybody is hating on Tebow because he is demonstrating that you don't have to have Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers numbers to be a great, game winning quarterback, you just have to have heart, charisma, and leadership skills.  Tebow shows that all the NFL hype is just that, a hype machine, and players don't need to have NFL Madden 2012 video game numbers to succeed and even dominate!  Kudos to him, plus, he also shows that to get a Win is always just purely a matter of skill, it is also a good bit of luck combined, and that is letting the cat out of the bag for the Tom Bradys out there who want the fans to be duped into believing its all about personal skill and stat sheets..

also, what is up with the Lakers trading Lamar Odom? That brother was about the closest thing to Magic Johnson LA has had in twenty years!! What a shame, what a waste.  That brother had MORE heart then anyone except for Grant Hill, and he left LA because for some scandalous reason Odom is ALWAYS on the trading block, even though he started 30 games last season and had better numbers as a starter than Bynum or Gasol!!  Poor Odom, he is like Rodney Dangerfield of the Lakers, never got any respect! I was always angry with Laker fans for always throwing Odom out on the trade options, when he was the most consistent player Lakers have had in a long time.  Its Dallas' gain, and that hurts even worse! Those Mavs are the west-coast villain, and now they got LA's heart!

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« Reply #2247 on: December 15, 2011, 12:22:39 PM »

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Chris Paul to the Clipz!! With Blakerz teamed up these two can do some real NBA damage.  CP3 is one of the all-time greatest young players, and his early stats are only beaten by the likes of Jordan, Shaq, and LeBron!  ESPN writers were trying to downplay this trade, citing CP3's slumping numbers last season, however his stats still keep him in the top 10 of basketball currently, though admittedly he has slipped from his 2007/08 season where he had some numbers that put him in the all time top 10.

I knew Clippers would be a play-off threat this season, but especially now! They had the NBA best record after the all-star break.

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« Reply #2248 on: December 15, 2011, 02:05:39 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Chris Paul to the Clipz!! With Blakerz teamed up these two can do some real NBA damage.  CP3 is one of the all-time greatest young players, and his early stats are only beaten by the likes of Jordan, Shaq, and LeBron!  ESPN writers were trying to downplay this trade, citing CP3's slumping numbers last season, however his stats still keep him in the top 10 of basketball currently, though admittedly he has slipped from his 2007/08 season where he had some numbers that put him in the all time top 10.

I knew Clippers would be a play-off threat this season, but especially now! They had the NBA best record after the all-star break.

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Darn Clippers took our best player...
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« Reply #2249 on: December 15, 2011, 02:07:37 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Chris Paul to the Clipz!! With Blakerz teamed up these two can do some real NBA damage.  CP3 is one of the all-time greatest young players, and his early stats are only beaten by the likes of Jordan, Shaq, and LeBron!  ESPN writers were trying to downplay this trade, citing CP3's slumping numbers last season, however his stats still keep him in the top 10 of basketball currently, though admittedly he has slipped from his 2007/08 season where he had some numbers that put him in the all time top 10.

I knew Clippers would be a play-off threat this season, but especially now! They had the NBA best record after the all-star break.

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Darn Clippers took our best player...
With Pujols and Paul now moving, it looks as if the balance of sports power has shifted a bit to LA. Now if LA could only get their own NFL team again.
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